Many writers love to help other writers succeed using blogs and podcasts to talk about the craft of writing, the publishing life, and how they got there.
Blogs & Websites contents
General Websites - These websites include places to post your work and meet other readers and writers, find author interviews, writing challenges, and even an online game that involves creative writing. (Note that all of these are free unless otherwise stated.)
Craft of Writing - Here you can find blog posts by authors who are excited to help other authors succeed in the craft of writing.
Get Your Facts Right - TV shows get their facts wrong all the time. Writers don't have to! Check out these blogs and websites by professionals willing to share their knowledge so writers don't pull readers out of their stories.
Publishing - These blogs put a focus on publishing, while also discussing other aspects of the writing life and the craft of writing.
Podcasts & Radio Shows - If you enjoy listening to people give you writing advice, then these are the podcasts for you!
Daily Writing Tips – From grammar mistakes to getting through writers block, this site has tips for everything writerly.
Grammarphobia - Busts language myths and deciphers tricky usage rules.
Grub Writes – The folks at Grub Street believe that everyone with a desire to write should be taken seriously, taught the craft at a high level, and pushed to produce their best work. This is their blog, full of writing advice!
Helping Writers Become Authors – Run by K.M. Weiland. Her goal for this blog is to show you how to write your best story–change your life–and astound the world.
Ink & Quills - Author, Kaitlin Hillerich, helps new writers develop the skills they need to write spectacular stories that readers and publishers will adore.
Janice Hardy’s Fiction University - Schools you in the hows of writing with a rigorous weekly schedule—from Writing Tip Monday to Writing Prompt Sunday—making the site ideal for those trying to develop discipline.
Jody Hedlund - Author of inspirational fiction offers writing advice to writers of all ages and experience levels.
Well Storied. - Do you have a drawer full of unfinished manuscripts and a penchant for procrastinating? Are you eager to turn your writing dreams into writing realities? Writer, you've come to the right place. My name is Kristen Kieffer, and I'm here to help you bring your stories to life.
The Write Practice - The Write Practice was started with one goal, to help writers practice, become better writers, and get their best writing published.
Writers Knowledge Base - With 40,000+ articles on writing you're bound to find what you need to take you to the next level as a writer.
Writers Unboxed - Writer Unboxed is dedicated to publishing empowering, positive, and provocative ideas about the craft and business of fiction.
Writers Rumpus – A critique group from Andover, MA and blog for children’s, middle grade, and young adult authors.
Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris - Ruth Harris and Anne Allen are a couple of publishing industry veterans working to help newer writers create their best possible work and launch it successfully into the marketplace—whether you’re going indie or taking the traditional route.
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The Creative Penn - Joanna Penn is an authorpreneur and book marketer who gives advice for authors so they don't make the same marketing and self-publishing mistakes she did.
David Gaughran - has helped thousands of authors to self-publish their work via his workshops, blog, and books such as Let's Get Digital, Let's Get Visible, Amazon Decoded, and Strangers to Superfans.
JA Konrath - A pioneer in self-publishing, he has been featured in many magazines such as Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, and others.
Jane Friedman - A 20-year publishing veteran, Jane writes for Publisher's Weekly, and on her blog explains the nuts and bolts of writing and publishing.
Kristen Lamb - She has guided new and experienced authors in how to use social media to create a solid platform and brand. She also helps authors connect to readers and grow that relationship into a long-term fan base.
Mark Coker - The founder of Smashwords, a distributor of indie ebooks for Apple, B&N, OverDrive, Scribd, Oyster, Kobo, and libraries. Read his 10th Anniversary post to learn more about why he started Smashwords.
Nathan Bransford – Offers candid advice on building a platform, querying agents, targeting genres, and more.
Reedsy - A place to learn how to successfully publish your book.
Self Publishing Advice From The Alliance Of Independent Authors - Covers the seven processes of publishing – editorial, design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion and licensing publishing rights – together with writing advice and how to run an indie author business.
Terribleminds - A novelist, screenwriter and game designer, Chuck Wendig, shares his knowledge about fiction writing, revision tactics, and publishing in various arenas on his blog. (Note that his colorful language can be considered NSFW.)
Tomi Adeyemi – Tomi’s blog covers a wide range of topics from editing, to working with an agent, getting a book deal, and handling feedback on your work among many other topics.
Writer Beware - Sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, with additional support from other organizations, the Writer Beware blog covers literary schemes and scams in real time along with publishing industry news and advice for writers.
Writer’s Digest’s Guide to Literary Agents Blog - Dedicated to sharing the latest and greatest instruction and information on literary agents, literary agencies, query letters, submissions, publishing, author platform, book marketing, and more.